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Post 03/30/2015

Cowlitz Fish Report for March 30

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 862 winter steelhead and 17 spring Chinook salmon during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 03/28/2015

Daily limit for hatchery steelhead will increase on lower Cowlitz River

Action: Cowlitz River anglers may retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead.

Effective date: April 1, 2015, until further notice.
Post 03/23/2015

Governor appoints 2 to Fish & Wildlife Commission

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed fishing columnist Dave Graybill and retired public health physician Kim Thorburn to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Post 03/03/2015

Strong runs of Columbia River chinook predicted

OLYMPIA – Fishing prospects look promising for chinook in Washington’s ocean waters and the Columbia River, as well as for coho and pink salmon in areas of Puget Sound, according to state fisheries managers.

The forecasts – developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and treaty Indian tribes – for chinook, coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon were released at a public meeting in Olympia today.
Post 03/02/2015

March 2015 Weekender Report for Southwest Washington

Fishing: Steelhead fishing is heating up on the Cowlitz and Kalama rivers, kokanee are biting at Merwin Reservoir, and five area lakes are set to receive thousands of rainbow trout this month. Starting March 2, sturgeon fishing is limited to catch-and-release in the Bonneville Pool, but anglers can keep one legal-size fish per day in The Dalles and John Day pools until annual harvest guidelines have been met.